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LG VX5400 review

6.6/10 AVG.
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6.6/10
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The LG VX5400 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.8"
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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LG released the VX5400 on November 1, 2007.


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LG backs up the VX5400 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
1.8"

The LG VX5400's screen size is 1.8 inches with 160 x 128 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
37 MB

Internal memory is 37 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

LG VX5400 Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 37 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.27 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Dark gray and black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.0 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 91 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 160 x 128 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 64 pixels, 1.04 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Amazon

Two year review

from Amazon
I've been using this phone for 2 years now. It has been great to me because I only make calls and send text messages. I've never once used the internet on it, or downloaded a ring tone. The camera is pretty good, I have about 80 pictures on mine that I want to keep. The battery is great; only needs to...More
I've been using this phone for 2 years now. It has been great to me because I only make calls and send text messages. I've never once used the internet on it, or downloaded a ring tone. The camera is pretty good, I have about 80 pictures on mine that I want to keep. The battery is great; only needs to be charged about every 3 days even after all this use. I'm coming up on the new every 2 plan from Verizon... and I'm hoping this phone didn't spoil me. I think that even 2 year old technology might be better than some of these new phones. Less
Amazon

Worst cell phone of all time?

from Amazon
This is quite possibly the worst electronic device I own. It is unreliable, has a terrible interface, and drains its battery faster than an iPod playing a movie. Since day one, mine has been a lemon. It gets seemingly random reception, going up and down constantly. It also drops calls all the freakin'...More
This is quite possibly the worst electronic device I own. It is unreliable, has a terrible interface, and drains its battery faster than an iPod playing a movie. Since day one, mine has been a lemon. It gets seemingly random reception, going up and down constantly. It also drops calls all the freakin' time, unless you have PERFECT reception. Unfortunately mine seems to never have any reception whatsoever. I thought the battery might be the issue (see below) but after buying a replacement online, the problem has continued. The battery life is abysmal, even with the brand new one. After one day of being neither used nor plugged in, it drains its entire battery. That is totally unacceptable, in my opinion. The "features" are a joke. The camera is a waste of space and takes worse pictures than cameras from the 1800s. The phone can't connect to a computer to upload the pictures anyway, so unless you want to pay for a picture message just to see your own pictures, avoid the camera. The ringtones included are lame and irritating, like the ones in TV commercials, and the ones you can buy cost too much and sometimes don't even work. And since the service is so bad, you can forget mobile web or social networking. Overall, this phone is unreliable, irritating, and occasionally nonfunctional. Avoid at all costs! 0/10 Less
Phonedog

DON'T BUY!!!

from Phonedog
Pro: cheap, has camera, loud speaker Con: no music, no vcast, flip breaks easily, terrible battery, scratches easily, and many many more... Using experience: 2 years Okay, I've had this phone for 1 1/2 years now, and its nice at first, then turns into a devil.It turns off in the middle of anything-...More
Pro: cheap, has camera, loud speaker Con: no music, no vcast, flip breaks easily, terrible battery, scratches easily, and many many more... Using experience: 2 years Okay, I've had this phone for 1 1/2 years now, and its nice at first, then turns into a devil.It turns off in the middle of anything- a call, text message, or even if its just in your pocket. The flip is very squeaky, and its about to break. Mind you however, I don't use this phone hard at all. About a week after I bought this phone, I could charge the battery for eight hours, and it would run out of energy about four days later. Now, 1 1/2 years later, I charge it for eight hours, and cant have it in my pocket-not doing anything for over an hour. I suggest you do not buy this phone. I think it might be good for elderly, but that's probably it. Please do not buy this phone. When my upgrade comes along, oh my I'm doing ALOT of research before buying unlike I did with this. DO NOT BUY! I hope I could help. Less
Amazon

Not pleased with phone, or Verizon's response!

from Amazon
I was eligible for an upgrade and decided to go with this one after comparing it with several others online. Really thought I had made a good decision, but when I got it, I just couldn't seem to adjust to it. The Biggest problem by far for me was that awful little piece of plastic at the bottom of the...More
I was eligible for an upgrade and decided to go with this one after comparing it with several others online. Really thought I had made a good decision, but when I got it, I just couldn't seem to adjust to it. The Biggest problem by far for me was that awful little piece of plastic at the bottom of the phone that you have to remove in order to plug your charger in to the phone. Extremely hard to keep track of as it is sooo tiny!! And I'm thinking without it, all kind of lint and dust can get into that hole and render the phone useless. However, I persevered and tried to adjust from my previous phone (samsung sch a930) to this thing. Each time I had to charge my phone I had a very difficult time because of the bad arthritis in both my hands. I also found that the alarm is a bit of a pain. Instead of being able to set your alarm all on one screen, you have to click "set" go to another page to enter your alarm time, click "ok" and THEN hit save. It's not user friendly like my a930 was which let you do everything on one screen under the alarm (this is important to me since I use the alarm all the time). I found the voice command to be very poor and it couldn't recognize half the commands I told it, sending me elsewhere instead. But, what I really didn't like was that when I called Verizon and told them that I am having trouble with the phone, most especially the charger part because of the arthritis, and asked them if I could please return it for another phone, they told me no because I had passed my thirty day trial. I tried everything and I mean everything! I quoted to the rep all the promises and guarantees that I heard while waiting on hold for almost an hour "your problem becomes our problem" "your issue will be resolved in the 1st phone call". I begged him, I pleaded, I threatened to terminate early and take my friends with me that I had recommended. I was trying to emphasize how very important it is for me to have a phone because of my medical problems and they said no. If I wanted to get another phone I have to pay full retail price. Now I hate the phone even more and I am now stuck with it for two years because of their new every two deal. Please pay attention: if you have arthritis in your hands and have trouble navigating small items, this phone is not for you. You will constantly have to get someone to help you take out the little plastic piece, plug in the charger to the phone, and finally unplug it. I hate it. And I'm mad at verizon for not treating me like an important customer. Less
Yahoo

Great Basic Phone

from Yahoo
Pro: Sound, speakerphone, bluetooth Con: None Impressive sound quality and reception. Easy to use. I would recommend strongly.
Amazon

As Good As It Gets for Verizon with Many Reservations

from Amazon
I've been trying to renew my verizon contract for over a year to get new equipment with no luck til I found this phone. One BIG drawback is verizon's NEW policy for the "New every two" is to DROP the discount from $100 to $50 if you have a lower priced plan with the stipulation that it must be used wit...More
I've been trying to renew my verizon contract for over a year to get new equipment with no luck til I found this phone. One BIG drawback is verizon's NEW policy for the "New every two" is to DROP the discount from $100 to $50 if you have a lower priced plan with the stipulation that it must be used within 6 months or forfeited. A Verizon issue, not a phone issue, but one that will cost them my business in the end. So much for customer care!! The phone itself is much better than the 3 I tried before this: The Samsung u340, u410, and Verizon Coupe--all of which had LOUSY battery lives, poor reception, and a gross lack of features as compared with my old workhorse, the Samsung sch a630--which I would get again in a heartbeat IF IT WERE AVAILALBE!! Great phone! Pros: 1. Battery life very good compared with what I have used before. I hate to have to charge a phone daily--this one can go 3-4 days normal use (for me) before it needs a charge. 2. Speakerphone is excellent. 3. If you have the bucks for VZ Navigator--it works better than many standalone GPS systems I've seen (ie, Garmin, TomTom, etc), plus weather and traffic alerts with VOICE DELIVERY on directions so you don't get distracted while driving! 4. Easy to find "In Case of Emergency" contacts. 5. Internal antennae is great, making the phone easy to carry in pocket or purse. Cons: 1. Vibrate mode is very weak. Also, my old Samsung would had a nice "Vib Plus Ring"--phone would vibrate 3 times THEN ring on an incoming call. GREAT if you are in meetings. This one will vibrate AND ring AT THE SAME TIME. The Vibrate only lasts 3 rings and is very weak (if you had the phone in a coat pocket you would never feel it). Ring and vibrate simultaneously defeats the purpose--so I don't use the vibrate mode. 2. No call disconnect alert (Samsung a630 had this) means you can get a lot of dropped calls and not know it. 3. Even though this phone stores up to 1000 contacts, the "groups" are very limited in their storage. So if you have more in the "Friends" group than entries available, you must create a new group "Friends2"... 4. The "My Sounds" included for text/Pic messaging would make great ringtones, unfortunately you cannot transfer them over to the Ringtones. I guess Verizon really wants you to use the "Get It Now" to download, but they have nothing I would want to hear on my phone. The Ringtones included are awful and limited. 5. The wallpapers are equally awful as the ringtones, and again, you must use the "Get It Now" to download. Contrast that with my old Samsung which allowed a "Calendar" wallpaper--great option--unavailable on the LG. To get a nice or neutral wallpaper you must spend $$$. Not an option for me. 6. Camera is useless and takes ridiculously blurry pictures. Ergo, it is useless to take a picture to use as a wallpaper... 7. Front screen does not continuously display the time and only lights when an incoming call is received (or missed) BRIEFLY. Which begs the question as to WHY is it there?? Again, useless in real life. Interior screen has an option for "continuous on," why not the front screen?? 8. No missed call alert. A very big drawback! 9. My old Samsung would pick up calls where no one else could...this phone drops them just as easily. Receives them and then drops them. With no disconnect alert, you are left talking to the air... I just want a simple, no nonsense, easy to use phone with quick access to emergency numbers, good battery life, and common sense alerts that are user customizable with good selection of ringtones and wallpapers. Verizon consistently does not provide this (except by download $$$) and their new equipment just doesn't stack up quality-wise to what they used to offer. This from a VerizonWireless customer of over 6 years. This may be my last year. My only option is to troll ebay for old samsung sch a630 phones or get cheated by verizon (see the phone credit drop from $100 to $50 with a time limit). However, in terms of what I have tried so far in new equipment from Verizon, this is the best option they have for what I need. Definitely NOT satisfied and waiting for a better offer for my business... Less
Amazon

LG VX5400 - Best phone for calls

from Amazon
If you are a person into playing songs, memory cards, etc. etc., read no further. If you just want to make calls, hear the ring, see the screen, hear the other party, have them hear you, have a signal if at all possible and a long battery life, this is the phone for you. The camera is quite nice, but...More
If you are a person into playing songs, memory cards, etc. etc., read no further. If you just want to make calls, hear the ring, see the screen, hear the other party, have them hear you, have a signal if at all possible and a long battery life, this is the phone for you. The camera is quite nice, but if I want photos I use my camera. The LG VX5400 is a tri-mode phone. What this means is that it not only receives digital signals, but also receives analog signals. There are fewer and fewer analog towers, but they persist in many beach areas and in remote locations. Just last year we were at a beach location and I was the only one to have a signal with my old tri-mode phone the entire week. Even with all their disabling tricks that my children hate so much, I use Verizon because they have better coverage - by far. Since I am primarily interested in using my phone as a phone (including connecting to my computer) I will review each phone use separately. The phone: No protruding antenna so it slips in and out of pocket or purse very nicely. I am 71 years old. My hearing is not quite what it used to be. My eyes are fine but my wife's are not quite what they used to be either. To make a long story short, if you can hear, you will hear this phone ring and hear the person talking to you, even if a trailer truck is going by. If you can see, you will be able to read the numbers on the screen. Reception - Since I have used many phones (as phones) I can safely say this has the best transmission - reception of any phone I have ever used and probably the best reception of any phone on the market. Before writing this review I tested on my two "guaranteed disconnect" locations last night. No disconnect, only a brief pause in reception, very brief. I was made aware of this since we have a grocery store in our remote mountain location where reception in the back is just not possible - at least until now. No problem. I could have been outside in the parking lot. Talk time - long, very long. Features: Yes, this phone will do about everything you might want even if you do texting, music, up and down loads etc. Look up the list on Verizon wireless. As usual, Verizon has pretty well figured out how to charge you for them. The most important feature for me is connecting and this phone is the best I've ever had. Voice commands: This phone will recognize a long (very long) list of voice commands, something I use all the time. You need to speak a little slowly for the phone to recognize what you want. For example, to make a call: CALL ROLAND MOBILE, or CALL MARY WORK I primarily use the voice commands for calling. It does seem to learn your voice with the passage of time and gets better. It can be a bit frustrating at first. My wife has the same phone now and was a bit frustrated since it pronounces every name correctly except mine, constantly calling BOB ROM or RON. She may have done something initially to cause this or it may be a flaw. However it does get the right number all the time. Emergency calling: One of my entries is the name "emergency". When you say CALL EMERGENCY it calls 911 AND turns on your GPS location. I tried it out to make sure it worked, but hung up quickly after part of the first ring. Too late. My GPS location was on and 911 immediately called me back. I did apologize and explain and the lady was very nice and understanding. But, know that it works. Menus: The menus are mostly intuitive and easy to use. The appropriate prompts seem to appear at the right time. Less
Amazon

I Like This Phone

from Amazon
For a person like me who just wants a straightforward unit to make and recieve voice calls without all the tricky controls and flashy graphics, this is perfect. The casework is durable, resists fingerprints and is sleek. In person it looks better than the image shown because the clear screen cover of t...More
For a person like me who just wants a straightforward unit to make and recieve voice calls without all the tricky controls and flashy graphics, this is perfect. The casework is durable, resists fingerprints and is sleek. In person it looks better than the image shown because the clear screen cover of the flip is mirror-like which matches the case color and finish, very nice!, and it feels natural in the hand. Nothing but happiness here. Also, Verizon has superior coverage compared to ATT (my former provider) by far, and they seem way more service oriented with bigger stores that are well staffed. Priceless. Less
Yahoo

LG 5400 cell phone

from Yahoo
Pro: keypad easy to use Con: voice command feature is horrible Two phones ago I had a cell which used "voice training" for voice commands. Meaning it recorded the contact names in your own voice, and therefore always recognized the commands. The new digital "voice recognition" feature doesn't recobni...More
Pro: keypad easy to use Con: voice command feature is horrible Two phones ago I had a cell which used "voice training" for voice commands. Meaning it recorded the contact names in your own voice, and therefore always recognized the commands. The new digital "voice recognition" feature doesn't recobnize the command about 90% of the time. I was told this is common, and I have to change the contact names slightly so the phone can understand the command. That's just ridiculous. Technology has taken a step backwards. Less
Amazon

Great basic phone, but why no missed call alert?

from Amazon
Overall the 5400 is solid and simple to use. Does all a phone should (and not a bunch of fancy nonsense). My only complaint is: there is no audible alert option for a missed call! There's a voicemail alert, but w/ the phone closed, there is no sound and no visible indication of a missed call (unles...More
Overall the 5400 is solid and simple to use. Does all a phone should (and not a bunch of fancy nonsense). My only complaint is: there is no audible alert option for a missed call! There's a voicemail alert, but w/ the phone closed, there is no sound and no visible indication of a missed call (unless you push some button to illuminate the external display). I dunno if that's an LG mistake or Verizon has locked out the feature, but sure wish I could add this alert back in. Less

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